Monday, April 14, 2008

A Pet Owner's Work is Never Done...

BWAHHHHHHHHHHHH! This Kindred Spirit Sara is the first stamp in my collection with a vacuum! So it got me thinking about vacuuming* , and then my eye fell on Rachel's dog**... :)

I thought I might ink up just the dog or stamp the whole thing and cut him out, BUT I realized the way it's drawn, you can just snip him out of the corner to use him separately, and stick him right back in when you want him back next to the fridge, ala GinaK!

I bought a TON of Fun Flock to use for my hippy and hoppys but hadn't really broke into it yet. A great way to get really good coverage for him but not lose the details is to smear a bunch of glue in a shape/size a little bigger than the dog, cover with fun flock***, and after tapping off the excess, stamp the inked dog image into it(stamps great over the flock!) I cut him out and moutned him at the corner. Then I used a glue stick to make some swipes around the vacuum, but not behind so it looks like she's made a nice clean path! :)

That big smile on HER face? Well, she either has a grateful heart and loves having a pet to clean up after, or she sees a light at the end of the tunnel to this endless hair removal and is planning on sucking up the dog today****!! I LOVE the look on HIS face(guilty!/unsuspecting?)

Supplies: Wild Asparagus DP; DCVW textured CS; Papertrey Stampers Sleect CS; SU!: Choc. Chip CS and Satin Ribbon, EE Brads, Circle and Scallop Punches, Aquapainter & WWC; Burnt Umber Palette Ink, Pale Aqua Copic for outlining, Gina K Bling, Gina K stamps

*which I never do, having hardwood floors

** we don't have one, but the couple I nannied for had two BIG ones, and that poor woman swept her kitchen EVERY! day!

***The Caramel Latte Flock has a nice "golden retriever" sheen :)

****which I don't recommend

17 comments:

Beth T. said...

These new stamps are so cute. I love the creative ways you have used them.

Bee said...

Hehehe, I love your card and you just crack me up with all your little commentaries! :-)
Great tip also about stamping ON the flock! ;-)

Is there a set from you in this month's release? :-P

Donna said...

you've got that right but I am usually not smiling when vaccuuming because 1, I'm the only one who manages to do it and 2, my DMIL has so many area rugs & crap (I mean junk) that I have to constantly move things to do it *sounds bitter, huh?* VERY cute card, though!

Jana M said...

omg, this is hilarious! Mel, you crack me up!!!

Lisa said...

Ummm, can you see into my house now? I have a Golden Retriever, and cork floors. The good part is that the floors are also golden retriever colored. This means I now NEED these two stamps. Sigh. You're an enabler!!!

Lee said...

Oh gosh!! Another FABULOUS and creative card!! The flocking is sooooo perfect!! Looks exactly like my dogs have been there!!! LOL

Barb Schram said...

This is toooo cute, great card! Great concept! I just got the mail and my GinaK Kindred Spirit stamps are in the house! Yipeee!

Cassie said...

My dogs would never lay that calmly while the vacuum got that close to them! But a clever idea!!!!

Deb said...

Very cute and creative card!

Jennifer Buck said...

Very cute! Love it! TFS and have a great night! :)

Diane said...

Too cute!!! Love that new stamp,and the dog in fun flock is
so cute!!!!

Carolyn King said...

how cool! love that---perfect use of the vacuum---see i knew there was a reason i dont use mine enough--no pets! lol!

Carolina said...

What a cute card and love the fun flock...thanks for the tip on stamping into it instead of the other way around. I've had such a hard time not loosing the details - I'll have to give this a try!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Ooh, I LOVE that paper. Maybe vaccuuming will be more fun if I picture that paper! :)

Linsey said...

lol! you're s hoot! This is stinkin' adorable- just change the color of the dog hair and this is my furbaby and me! And I thought short haired dogs like beagles didn
t shed..Wrong-O! super fun card, Melanie TFS!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Welcome to my world!!! My dog has long white hair and it is everywhere!! I can't tell you how many time she has completely clogged my vacumn!!

Rose Ann said...

Isn't this true?? Ha, ha!! Super cute, Melanie!!